Thursday, October 22, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas 2015 Ornament # 3

I don't know....I don't know what's happened here.  
It began as a challenge where I selected a theme. A primitive look was what I was going for, but then you sew them up and put their little eyes on and before you know it, you're dressing them in a little knitted decorative sweater, sliding small paper colored boots on them and making a rad reindeer hat.  
I really feel like I've lost control here....
I suppose that means that I'm completely inspired and the muse has taken over.  Let's get real.  How fantastic is Linda's tag 3 here?  It's a warm sweater hug on a tag, is it not? It's got all kinds of crazy merriment and Christmas gaiety to make anyone smile!
 This little star snowman just wanted to be a part of that.
And when he's done spreading Christmas cheer, he has a cozy spot to rest.
Complete with holly and snowflakes. 
There's still so much time to join in this, so very fun, challenge at The Funkie Junkie, hosted by Linda and sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique, so please check it out and see for yourself.  
Hugs and Happy Happy Crafting to you ALL,
Lisa xx

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

These kinds I like.....

BEWARE....spiders ahead!!
 "The itsy bitsy spider climbed down its sequin web
Out came the ghouls and tried to scare the kids.
Up came the moon and all the witches squealed
                         and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up his web again...."                   
He really does have a sequin web that he hangs from and so will all his other buddies as soon as I'm done AND they're also all shaker ornaments!! How fun is that? I mean really?  Too fun!!
Here's the link to find them in Regina's amazing store:
yes, it's a set of I know you're curious!
Check them out here at
All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas 2015 Ornament #2

It got silly... 
I saw Linda's second tag (below) for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2015 and the black background spoke "top hat" to me.  I think it should go without saying that when a top hat is present, so should a mustache be.  Am I right?
Staying with her perfect color scheme, I tried replicating them and then the essential Christmas elements of the tree and snowflakes.  
Here's the carrying case for this ornament.
Thank you to Linda and her shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring such a kick butt challenge.  So much fun!

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Saturday, October 10, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas 2015 Ornament #1...

She's at it again y'all.  Linda at The Funkie Junkie is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and it's off to an incredible start.  I was stumped when I saw her classy poinsettia tag below and had no idea where her inspiration would lead me.  
Obviously, that vibrant yet rustic flower was a main focus but then I was so drawn to the background colors of her tag.  The combination of these two elements made it a no brainer. I had to implement them both.
If you follow my blog then this next sentence will be a regurgitation of past statements, BUT...still valid none the less.  Months back I purchased a creamy color table cloth at The Dollar Store and have found endless ways to use the mass amounts of material it provides.  Yet again, here is another one.  
Cutting out a cardstock star as my template, I cut out two from the material so that I could glue them together.  Once almost glued, it was stuffed with polyfil, then fully sealed. It then took a trip to the sewing machine and the process of making this primitive looking snowman star ornament began.
Ornament #1
The eyes are adhesive gems that I colored with black copics. The nose is a prong from an orange brad. The material was distress inked with TH Old Paper DI.  Glitter was added for snow at the edges of the star. The rick rack was aged with TH Vintage Photo DI and then dabbed with TH Old Paper Distress Paint.   The holly is cut from Spellbinder Holiday Holly Twigs and Leaves set. The snowflake is a blue Dollar Store foam piece that I aged with Old Paper Paint too. The scarf is material purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, as were all my other supplies, unless otherwise stated. 
The jury is still out as to whether or not I like the ornament case being a suitcase box or not. I still wonder if maybe I'll go with a gift bag down the line.  Either way, that's what I have for this one. It's cut from Kraft cardstock and then crackled with a medium between tumbled glass and white paint.
The star is foil tape covered white cardstock that was stylus embossed and folded. The snowflake was an extra gift from The Funkie Junkie Boutique on my last purchase.  It too was cardstock and I've made them both to look like aged metal.   A little raffia bow, a ho ho ho tag and some distressing on the edges and my little suitcase is ready to hold the ornament gift.  
I'm incredibly curious to see how the rest of these ornaments will turn out as this challenge proceeds. 
If you enjoyed this post, please consider joining in the fun.  You have until December 20th to complete your creations based on her 12 Tags of Christmas inspirations. Linda is also offering 3 fabulous prizes as well AND everyone who participates in all the challenges will receive a 15% discount off the entire purchase order during the month of January.
Couldn't take it. Didn't like the suitcase, so I made this instead...
Much better ;)

Thank you SO very very much for all your time. I know I'm wordy, but I hope you enjoyed yourself.
Big hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Fall Ya'll...

Okay, show of hands....who here is giddy as a tick on a fat dog that Fall is FINALLY here in the Midwest?   
OH, OH, OH....pick me, pick me!!!  
Yes I am and I had to show the world with my handmade sign.  Well, okay, maybe not the world per se, but for sure, my neighborhood.  Alright, perhaps not the entire neighborhood, but definitely my street! 
I really enjoyed using the Fall Word Shaped Card file from The Cutting Cafe this week as it set the whole project in motion.
A couple months back, I broke down a a wood pallet and by "I" I mean... I said, "Hey honey, let's break down this wood pallet" (that will sit in your garage for months until I figure out what to do with it) and then watched him from a very safe distance as he wielded his power tools and disassembled it for me, all the while, I'm fairly certain, thinking of about 100 things he'd rather be doing!  
Buuuut, now that 'we' had done that, I had a great piece of wood for a little sign.
So yeah! I painted and mod podged and crackled and stained and tinkered and fiddled away.
I even bent an old wire hanger and then crinkled and twisted some burlap that day.
And after some sanding and gluing and scrunching and such, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
No, no, not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer...
A wreath! A wreath appeared.  On my door!!  
And I'm so stinking happy!!!
Hugs and Happy Fall Ya'll!!
Lisa xx

All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!